How Are You Coping With the Great Gtalk Outage of 2012?

Apparently Google Ttalk is suffering something of an outage right now. It's working fine for me through Apple's messages app, but other people are saying it's still crapped out. If you have it working, what apps are you using? Did you convince every one of your friends to jump ship and start yammering on another… » 7/26/12 10:44am 7/26/12 10:44am

Hands-On Google Talk for iPhone (Verdict: Stick with Installer.app)

Google's brand new Gtalk webapp for the iPhone is as crappy as I expected it would be. It has a nice design, and sending messages was easy, but at the end of the day it's still running in Safari—which means if you get a call you are signed out of chat. And unlike other web-based IM apps, Gtalk doesn't work in the… » 7/03/08 2:30pm 7/03/08 2:30pm